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Avalon Project at the Yale Law School

"The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government."http://avalon.law.yale.edu/about/purpose.asp

Ben's Guide: US Government Web Sites for Kids (Subject)

Provides access to government web sites for children searchable alphabetically, by agency, or by subject. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/subject.html

Center for Civic Education

Promotes the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries. http://www.civiced.org

E-Rate: The FCC's Informal Education Page

E-Rate is the FCC's informal education page. "Technology has great power to enhance education. The FCC is working to bring every school and library in America into the information age. Join the dialogue to help spread the benefits of technology to schools and libraries nationwide." http://www.fcc.gov/learnnet

Fed World.gov

"Fed World makes it easy to locate government information." Offers links to thousands of government documents on the web. http://www.fedworld.gov/

Federal Bureau of Investigation

A rich array of information concerning the FBI and crime investigation. Includes a "Most Wanted" list, reports and publications, history and more. http://www.fbi.gov/

Government Databases - Education and Children

A selected number of government databases, considered substantial research sources, dealing with education and other children's issues. http://library.stmarytx.edu/acadlib/doc/electronic/dbeduc.htm

Keeping America Informed

The Official web site of the U.S. Government Printing Office. Nearly all recent major printings are available in thousands of downloadable PDF documents. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html


Kids.gov provides links to government and other kids' sites and is arranged by Grades K-5, Grades 6-8 and educators. http://www.kids.gov/

Kids in the House

Provides educatonal informaton about the legislative branc of the United States Government by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Covers the role of the U.S. House of Respresntataives, the legislative process, and House history for students and teachers. http://kids.clerk.house.gov/

National Archives and Records Administration

NARA is the official repository of U.S. government documents. The Online Exhibit Hall, Research Room, and Digital Classroom are excellent resources for students and teachers. http://www.archives.gov/index.html


"Welcome to the most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web, brought to you by Peterson's--the nation's leading information services provider." http://www.petersons.com/

School Grants: Grants and Opportunities for K-12 Schools

"The purpose of School Grants is to provide resources for children, teachers/educators, and K-12 schools. Our goal is to contribute to the common task of improving schools and programs for the children served by those schools. 'The most good for the most kids' is our commitment and primary aim." http://www.schoolgrants.org


Science.gov "searches over 40 databases and over 2000 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. http://www.science.gov/


Full access to legislative information, including bills before congress, voting records of legislators, records of committee activity, and more. http://thomas.loc.gov

U.S. Department of Education

Find out about funding opportunities, the president's priorities about education, student financial assistance, research statistics, current events, and much more. http://www.ed.gov

U.S. Department of Justice

Inside the Courtroom follow the steps of a Federal Prosecutor's Job or follow a true FBI Case or participate in a trial at the Department of Justice Kids page, which offers a wide variety of information, activities, and links dealing with law, history, internet ethics, and more. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/kidspage/index.html

U.S. Department of State

Offers a vast amount of resources on foreign relations, travel, international issues, history, and more. http://www.state.gov/


USA.gov provides links for citizens (including kids, teens, parents, seniors, etc.), business and nonprofits, for government employees and visitiors to the United States. http://www.usa.gov/

The White House

An accessible site that contains a variety of information, news, and links related to the President and the White House Administration. http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Your Guide to the U.S. Government

A powerful gateway site with links to dozens of other government sites: National Security Council, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and several others. http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/

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